Sunday, 17 January 2010

A lovely 'Sunshine Award' from Bluebell

What a lovely surprise on this beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon to receive a 'Sunshine Award' from Bluebell of Bluebell and Rosie, thank you so much. It is wonderful to have such lovely followers and to know that people read my blog. I hope it inpsires you as much as all the blogs I follow do. Blogging truely is a wonderful thing.

The condition when excepting this award are as follows:

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post
  • Pass th award on to 12 bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  • Share the love and and link the to the person from who you received this award

The 12 bloggers I have chosen to give this lovely little award to are people who have wonderful blogs which inspire me for their brilliant craftiness, fun posts and true fabness! Please make sure you become a follower if you aren't alreaady.

Blueberry Park

Bugs and Fish by Lupin

Dots and Spots

She Draws (draw, glue, glitter, make)

Heartfelt Handmade

Incy Wincy Stitches

Little Gems World

Maison Cupcake

Messy Jesse

Paper and String

Sew Recycled

The Make Lounge

Have a great weekend and happy blogging in 2010 xxx

Saturday, 9 January 2010

New Years Resolutions....

First of all a huge Happy New Year to all my lovely fans and followers!

The summit of Mt Kinabalu, 4095m (me in the middle!)

I have to admit to feeling very awful at neglecting my blog during the last few months of 2009. A new job took its toll but now that I'm more settled my first new years resolution is to dedicate more time to my blog and to JJS. Jim Jam Sandwich flourished over the Christmas months and I had an overwhelming amount of orders from my NOTHS and Folksy online shops. My 'I Love Tea' Brooches were such a hit so I'm now starting to think about developing other products. I want to start 2010 by keeping up my ever expanding, if small, company. Valentine's Day is the first big event for me and I already have a few ideas which you will hopefully see the results of very very soon

Abdul Raman Islands, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu

Another New Years resolution is to continue my love of new adventures and travelling. I very luckily saw in Christmas and the New Year in Borneo so this is definitely one resolution that is going well. I spent a very action packed 8 days in the amazing and beautiful region of Sabah with two friends. We managed tropical islands, cities, night markets, monkey safari's, canopy walks and we also squeezed in a quick but very hard trek to the sumit of Mt Kinabalu, SE Asia's highest mountain at 4095m! I can just about walk again!! Here are a few photos to share with you some of the most stunning views I have ever experienced.

Via Ferrata on Mt Kinabalu. The way down!

Sunset at Laban Rata, 3000m